Hari Raya Haji represents a day of prayer when Muslims commemorate Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son, Prophet Ismail, based on a message conveyed by an angel from Allah. In return, a sheep was brought by the angel as a sacrifice in place of Prophet Ismail. This day is celebrated with the ritual sacrifice of sheep and goat, by Muslims all over Singapore. The meat is then given to the poor. The day also marks the close of the Hajj or annual pilgrimage to Mecca. This movable date falls on the tenth day of Dhul-Hijjah, the twelfth and last month of the Islamic calendar.
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Formerly known as Temasek (in Javanese), the city of Singapore is located at the tip of the Malay peninsula. This city with its diversified culture happens to be a hot tourist destination. The Underwater World, the Changi Chapel and Museum, zesty carnivals and festivals in Singapore are sure to leave every visitor spellbound. This Merlion city has everything, be it scenic beauty or the high rising skyscrapers and the glitzy fast-paced lifestyle to go with it all.